Now there’s some hard evidence for that. Taiwanese firm Quanta Computer, which previously played in the original design manufacturer (ODM) game, and made notebooks for the major brands, has branched out into the server market.
Digitimes reports that Quanta has completely re-invented itself and is positioning itself to sell into the European datacentre market.
It is offering servers and services to European datacentres and has hired a sales team specifically for the territory.
It faces stiff competition from the likes of HP and Dell. But the advantage it has is that it has its own manufacturing and further has played the very slim margin game when it made notebooks for multinational brands like HP and Dell.
The move is likely to be good value for the datacentre buyers because there’s no doubt such moves will prompt something of a price war in the sector.